Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the eyelids. It’s most commonly performed on individuals who are experiencing age-related lid drooping, sagging, or wrinkling. It can be performed on both the upper and lower lids, and it can really reverse the visual signs of aging of the lid skin. You may be considering eyelid surgery and are wondering if you’re too young for this procedure.
If you are in your young adult years and have been diagnosed with weak lid muscles, a lid lift procedure may not achieve the results you desire. A completely different procedure may be required. Here, we’ll talk a bit about eyelid surgery and what it corrects, so you will get a good idea of why this specific type of cosmetic procedure is a good fit for mature adults.
Age-Related Problems with the Eyelids
The most common problem is drooping or sagging of the lower lid. This is caused by fat buildup and weakened lid skin. A lack of moisture in the lid skin is usually the result of decreased water-attracting acid in the lid tissue. Another common problem with the lower lids is wrinkling that bunches together below the lash line. This can create a dark, menacing appearance to the lower lid. An eyelid lift can correct these problems.
The upper lid can also sag, or it can crease and fold. A small strip of skin can be removed from the upper lid, and the skin below can be pulled up to smooth it out. This can correct lowered eyelashes that get in the way of your line of sight.
First: The Consultation
We will want to consult with you and examine your eyelid skin as well as the overall shape of your eyes and the contours of the surrounding skin surface. We’ll let you know if you are a suitable candidate for eyelid surgery. If we decide that eyelid lift surgery is the best option, we’ll set a date for the procedure. You won’t have to go through any complicated preparation at home.
The procedure takes only about two hours. Recovery is quite swift. You’ll be back to your normal routine in just a few days.
Want to Learn More?
If drooping, sagging, or folded lids are getting you down, find out if you’re a candidate for eyelid surgery at The Bougainvillea Clinique in Winter Park, FL. There’s really no minimum age requirement. Schedule a consultation with us and learn how this remarkable yet simple cosmetic fix can really improve your appearance and make you look younger and more attentive. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!